Pheromone Bouquet of the Dried Bean Beetle, Acanthoscelides obtectus (Col.: Chrysomelidae), Now Complete
József Vuts, Wittko Francke, Kenji Mori, Paulo H. G. Zarbin, Antony M. Hooper, Jocelyn G. Millar, John A. Pickett, Miklós Tóth, Keith Chamberlain, John C. Caulfield, Christine M. Woodcock, Armin G. Tröger, Éva Bálintné Csonka and Michael A. Birkett
Article first published online: 27 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201500196
The male-produced sex pheromone of the dried bean beetle Acanthoscelides obtectus consists of ethyl (E,R)-2,4,5-tetradecatrienoate, methyl (2E,4Z)-decadienoate, methyl (2E,4Z,7Z)-2,4,7-decatrienoate, octadecanal and (3Z,6E)- as well as (3E,6E)-α-farnesene. A complete blend of synthetic compounds in natural proportions was as attractive as the natural signal.